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2020-21 Academic Year Learning Plan

Information about the classroom environment for students.

What is the Learning Plan?

For the academic year of 2020-21, TCC has changed its classroom experience to offer a hybrid model of instruction. For fall, winter, spring and summer of 2020-21, most courses will be held online with an exception of labs in select classes. 

Details are:

  • Online instruction will be offered for the majority of instruction. 
  • Some on-campus instruction will be allowed.
  • Online and on-campus classes will be synchronously (a scheduled time) and asnycronously (on your own time). 
  • Required labs will be allowed on-campus
  • New instructional modalities have been developed to increase student-faculty engagement. 
  • Some critical student services (i.e. computer labs, tutoring, eLearning, library) will offer limited on-campus student support.
  • Additional technology trainings will be offered to assist students to navigate the online environment.

Important Dates

November 9  (Monday)

Winter Quarter priority enrollment begins (State mandated)

November 10 (Tuesday)

Winter Quarter enrollment begins for currently enrolled students

November 16  (Monday)

Winter Quarter open enrollment begins

 Jan. 4 (Monday)

Winter Quarter begins

Feb. 23 (Tuesday)

Spring Quarter open enrollment begins

Mar. 29 (Monday)

Spring Quarter begins 

Teaching Modalities

For  2020-21, TCC will have five teaching modalities available, each with stipulations. These are defined and explained below.

Term

Definition

Class Time in Schedule?

Classroom in Schedule?

Synchronous

Students and their instructor will meet at the same time in the same place, either in-person or online

--

--

Asynchronous

students and their instructor will work on their own time, online

--

--

Online

100% asynchronous instruction delivered online, via Canvas. This is the default.

No

No

Face-to-Face

100% synchronous on-campus (“traditional”) instruction

Yes

Yes

Hybrid

40%-60% synchronous on-campus (“traditional”) instruction, with the remainder of instruction delivered asynchronously, online, via Canvas

Yes

Yes

Mixed Online

40%-60% synchronous online instruction delivered via Zoom or an alternative, with the remainder of instruction delivered asynchronously, online, via Canvas

Yes

No

Timed Online

100% synchronous online instruction delivered via Zoom or an alternative, with assignments and other course material delivered via Canvas

Yes

No

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Need enrollment assistance? 

Enrollment Services staff will be available during the following hours:

Monday-Thursday 9am-6pm
Friday 9am-12pm

Contact Information:
Phone:  253-566-5325
Email:  enrollmentservices@tacomacc.edu

 

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